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Letters | Who lent a hand to make Fall City street fair a hit?
So many community members lent a hand in one way or another to make our Fall City Days street fair a success.
We have such overwhelming support, and our volunteers work so hard because we all love our town and want to see it prosper. We are able to give back all of our proceeds minus expenses to youth organizations in the Valley.
First, a big thank you to Perry and Sharon Wilkins and Kirk and Sophie Harris with the Fall City Parks District, for stepping forward to organize the Fun Run this year, along with Kirk Dunckel and Dan Schlotfeldt’s army of volunteers. It was an extremely successful race with over 700 runners! We are so excited to give back much more money this year, thanks to their efforts.
Lee, Terry, Del, Steve, Mitchell, Matthew, Dwight, Daniel and Carson set up and took down the road detour, and it seems to run smoother each year. Cheri and Meghan helped check in vendors first thing in the morning, so I could deal with other issues that might pull me away, much appreciated! It didn’t rain on our parade, great weather to watch the floats, marching bands and performers.
Libby, Laurie E., Jane and their crew did a great job as usual. Thanks go to Gene Stevens for loaning us his flatbed for our parade stage and Bill for wiring it for sound.
Melody and her volunteers ran the merchandise booth and the shirts were great sellers this year, “ironically.”
Duck Derby tickets sold well and we raffled off over 70 prizes thanks to Laurie H., Amy, Jane and their team.
We can always count on our local Boy Scouts Troop 425 to set up and monitor the trash throughout the day and clean up after all of the merriment. Great job!
Jennifer with Fall City Arts provided us with great entertainment on the main stage and various attractions throughout the day.
Mike Hastings and his deputies kept us safe and are invaluable for traffic control during the run. Thank you Glen and Becky Gordon for putting your dumpster where it was accessible for our clean-up crew, and PJ at Fall City Elementary School for getting the chairs out so Steve and Vanessa could set them up in the park.
El Caporal opened early so my food vendors could get ready. The Farmhouse Market donated watermelons for our contest which was run by Young Life this year, and we are so appreciative. Lyle and Kia at the Raging River Saloon served our crew early and often, throughout the day.
Two Rivers Golf Course loaned us their Gator this year, and it saved us a lot of time and energy. The Snoqualmie Brewery donated beverages for our volunteer dinner, prepared by Anji and Elaine, and held at Hauglies Farmers Insurance Agency, i.e. Fall City Days Headquarters. Rainier Re-
cycling let us store our trailer on their property.
We love all our volunteers and their families who spare them for this event. Three new standouts with our crew are Barbara, Meghan and Chrystal. They stepped in and did what we needed, when we needed it, who could ask for anything more? This year, the vendor spaces were full early with a waiting list.
When I mentioned this to Julie Nutley with Exceptional Realty, she gave up her spot so we could sell it and make more money to give back to the community, another example of our hometown spirit.
Stayed tuned for more info on Fall City Days 2014, we already have a theme and many fun ideas for another great “day.”
Fall City Days Committee Member